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54898 No.119949   [Reply]

Lets post more of these.

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>> No.120600  
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Former Eidan, former Hitachi Railway. CDR only runs 3rd hand rolling stock. Well, apart from their super cute electric locomotive, which is ancient, German and black.

>> No.120601  
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Proasting OC: ex-Keio, ex-Iyo Railway. CDR is poor.

>> No.120602  


>DeKi 3


>> No.120609  
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Wouldn't be surprised if Deki-chan was their highest-valued unit.

>> No.120615  

Oh, and unless Google Translate really popped a sprocket on /r/ today, there's a student group that intends to restore Choshi 801.


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I wish them good luck. This is the state of how it looked like when I visited in February. Slowly being eaten by the wind, silt and fauna.

>> No.120621  
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Also, here is a similar unit in good nick at the Keio Railway Museum.

>> No.120622  
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Compare that shit.

>> No.120630  
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Amirite, fellas?

>> No.120637  

I think she'll do allright.

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1398106 No.120115   [Reply]

The motormen of Dallas are all abuzz about our new arrival from Brussels. Car 7169 was delivered to the Oak Grove car barn today!

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>> No.120254  

>>120220 -- You'll likely want these ones, then:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVP5pgWwmuE and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndTutmeRz3A -- Helsinki, Finland
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkLNRJRUCm4 and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tAEOE8GPk0 -- Brno, Czechland

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I'm glad you got the TF2 reference.

>> No.120260  

As I mentioned, it's owned by the chairman of the board. He barely allowed small, rectangular ads on the ends of the car; he wouldn't allow a drastic change like that.

The Peter Witt, on the other hand, DOES have modern controls set up to look like and function similarly to an old controller. It's the bomb. The only bad thing about it is that when Dallas Railway and Terminal rebuilt that streetcar in the '40s, they made the step from the ground really high. A lot of people have issues getting in the car.

>> No.120261  


>omitting the Melbourne restaurant trams
>> No.120262  


Melbourne trams would be too high for much of Murrica. Even Seattle had to construct platforms for them.

>> No.120263  


>he wouldn't allow a drastic change like that

So he's either dumb or a completely retarded foamer. He'd rather have the car break down for good one day or catch on fire, cause an accident or burn its traction motors during emergency braking, most of the above destroying or a classic, historic vehicle, or making it completely inoperational, to be locked in a museum.

>> No.120264  

No comment.

(And we all know what that really means.)

>> No.120265  

And watch as he just blames everyone but himself when it does explode into a million little pieces.

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>> No.120636  

Rather oblique, but...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF_NDRM3498 -- Monica Zetterlund sings "Sakta vi gå genom Stan". Video is scenes from Gamla Stan (Stockholm's Old Town) and the trams that used to run there. Almost a mandatory bookmark.

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53406 No.120625   [Reply]

Attention visitors to 1chan:

This is a place for trains. Normally anything goes that relates to trains. We have CP, but it is Canadian Pacific, which is normally red. We do like Thomas the Tank engine, in the form of the old Shining Time Station shorts that George Carlin narrated. We do not like Thomas porn, so stop asking for it. If you come here from /b/, 1chan is not your personal staging ground for raids. You are welcome to post trains, but we are tired of having you start these "POST YOUR FAVORITE TRAIN!!" threads that have no content. How about post YOUR favorite train and tell us why... you are much more likely to spawn a decent thread.

Threads themselves are slow here. There are not many of us, but we are a dedicated bunch. We come here for trains, and the comraderie of our shared interest. We even have a few professional railroaders that grace us with their insight and knowledge into our favorite subject.

Now, trains or gtfo. Also, this is the 1chan Banhammer, which is always watching. Ye Be Warned.

>> No.120626  

Did we get raided again?
Seriously? The last one was two days ago.

>> No.120627  
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I leave town to bury my grandfather--and be all but laid out by a horrible stomach flu on the day of his funeral in the process--and this shit happens?

>> No.120629  


No, but I'm tired of stupid Thomas porn posts and other /b/-related crap.


Nothing happened, see above. But my condolences...

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Thank you, Thaddy.

I wonder where all the raiders are coming from now, what with the great schism caused by Moot alienating 4chan's userbase?

Pic of full-scale Choob stock tent unrelated.

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I hear the Chinese are good at fast burials [pic related]. Get well soon (both the grieving and the flu)!

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1297916 No.120633   [Reply]

So I heard a really ridiculous story from a kid recently that he claims "really happened to my friend". Now I say it's complete bullshit but I'm going to tell it to y'all to see if this has at least some truth to it that you may have heard of.

Song related, it was as wild as one of these

So the story "happened" to his friend like this

>be sitting at hop out
>3 traincore kids approach him
>"where's the hop out and where you headed"
>well this is it and west
>"us too"
>catch a dpi with them
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The dog, the whiskey, the knife, even throwing the pack off sound legit. After that, well... sounds like a whiskey story.

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36164 No.120591   [Reply]

DSB's new director comes from SAS.

"Fasten your seatbelts!"

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Robert Crandall, former President and CEO of American Airlines, was once nominated to the board of Amtrak. He knew how to run an airline, sure. But I wonder how well being an airline boss translates to rail transport?

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210350 No.120603   [Reply]

It's called "INAPROPRET GP38" See you have a climax on s story a moment of high emotions example: A knight getting ready for war and his wife begging him not to go "You are marching to certin death! You know this battle has no honor." Knight: "I this all to be true but my duty as a knight says for me to serve my king." Wife: "WHAT ABOUT YOUR DUTEY TO ME?... what... what... what about your duty as a father to your child I carry?" Knight: "I... I... did not kn..." And then a GP38 rolls by killing the moment and the knight and wife would be all confused and be willered left speechless as they watch the GP38 roll into the distance.

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>> No.120605  

Well, Ham broke. Cleanup in aisle 6, anyone?

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>> No.120607  

Okay from what I understood Ham is trying to start a new meme. In which you have a delicate situation, that is interrupted by a GP38 rolling by.

In a similar vein to the old Conan bit, The Inappropriate Response Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9uDnfFyHAc

>> No.120608  

A new forced meme? Oh boy, count me in!

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>> No.120619  

The forced is strong in this one.

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What did the GP38 ever do to deserve such hideous treatment?

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598743 No.120442   [Reply]

TFR purchased 14 second hand diesel locomotives from Aurison company in Australia. The locomotives were discharged from a vessel at the Durban Maydon Wharf Harbour towards the end of last week. Responding to a question from TFR Weekly News Bulletin correspondent, gJDh Pillay, General Manager: Logistics Integration explained that these locomotives are similar to our existing D37s but stronger. The idea is to use them as a stop-gap whilst waiting for delivery of the new locomotives.
Other features of the locomotives include a bigger cabin and air-condition equipment. They also have lower axle mass making them suitable for operations on branch lines once the new locomotives have been received.
Despite minor adjustments required on couplers and brake pipes, the locomotives should be available for full utilisation towards the middle or end of November. According to gJDh all the 14 diesel locomotives are ring-fenced for Bloemfontein operations.

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>> No.120596  

Fourteen of 'em? Does that mean you now have http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THWREky6w2s (Storms in Africa)?

>> No.120597  

According to Wikipedia, TransNet has a maximum width of 10 ft and height of 13 ft, which is 4 inches too narrow and 29 inches too short.

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>> No.120611  

South Africafs Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) confirmed on Wednesday that it
had purchased 34 second-hand diesel locomotive from rail company Aurizon,
of Queensland, Australia, to augment its aging fleet ahead of the introduction of around 1 400 new locomotives by 2019. CEO Siyabonga Gama refused to provide a purchase figure, saying only that each locomotive cost between A$180 000 and $230 000, depending on the condition of the unit.
The locomotives, which are about 20 years old, would be based in Bloemfontein and would be used by the general freight business to close a capacity gap that had arisen as a result of an 18-month delay to the e1064 acquisition programmef, which was concluded in March. Under the R50-billion programme, General Electric South Africa Technologies would supply 233 diesel locomotives and CNR Rolling Stock South Africa would supply 232 diesel units. In addition, CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive would supply 359 electric locomotives, while Bombardier Transportation South Africa would supply 240 electric locomotives.
Transnet also confirmed that it had retired 26 locomotives during the last six months, which was a major contributor to a R653-million impairment charge during the interim period to September. Gama said TFR had locomotives that were over 48 years old, many of which would need to be scrapped. gSo we bought some second-hand locomotives from Australia . . . to assist us in tiding us over in terms of capacity.h CEO Brian Molefe indicated that an additional 86 electric and 19 diesel locomotives would be added to TFRfs fleet in 2015, but that the bulk of the 1064 locomotives would be introduced between 2016 and 2019. He also defended the selection of foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEM), stressing that only 70 locomotives would be produced abroad, with the balance to be made at factories in Gauteng and KwaZulu- Natal. Molefe dismissed the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africafs (Numsafs) demand that the contracts be reviewed, owing to the exclusion of CTLE (previously Union Carriage & Wagon) from the winning

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>that blood at the end
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Investment programme gathers speed

TRANSNETfS seven-year capital investment programme was starting to bear fruit, the groupfs chief executive Brian Molefe said yesterday, as capital expenditure for the six months to September rose 66.8
percent to a record R18.7 billion.
The state-owned logistics and transport utility launched its R300 billion capital investment programme – also known as the Market Demand Strategy – in 2012, and has to date spent R77.9bn. However, the
groupfs profits for the period declined by 24.9 percent to R2.1bn.
Molefe said this was not of concern as the groupfs core business earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) increased 6 percent to R12.8bn. Transnet also, for the first time, recorded revenue growth of R30.3bn in the six-month period, a 6.4 percent increase.
gThe combination of depreciation, impairment of assets, fair value adjustments and other items such as net finance cost, have resulted in us recording lower profits for the period compared to [the] same period last year,h Molefe said. Depreciation was up 19 percent. Molefe said this was in line with Transnetfs increasing asset base. Finance costs for the period were up 17.4 percent. gWe are not concerned about this because the Ebitda, which is the core of our business, has been positive at 6 percent and we also had high impairment of assets including taking about 20 locomotives out of operations because they were old and had to be replaced,h he said. Molefe said the capital expenditure for the six months had for the first time equalled the amount invested over a 12 month period in 2011. gOver the last four years we were spending for the first six months of each year R11bn on average. This year for the first time we spent R18.7bn in six months, an amount that we spent in the full year of

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State-owned freight logistics group Transnet will invest nearly R1-billion to
facilitate an incremental increase in coal export volumes from Limpopofs
Waterberg to 26-million tons between 2015 and 2019.
Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siyabonga Gama indicated on
Wednesday that the ginterimh ramp-up phase would move ahead in parallel to a longer-term solution to increase volumes to between 40-million and 80-
million tons from 2021 onwards. This proposed heavy-haul project was
still being studied and was unlikely to be included in the groupfs 2015/16 business plan, which was currently being finalised by Transnet Capital Projects (TCP). However, newly appointed TCP CEO Herbert Msagala indicated that the initial Waterberg project was expected to be included in the plan, which should be finalised in November. The yearly business plans were informed by the larger R312-billion, seven-year Market Demand Strategy (MDS), which was currently in its third year of execution. Transnet invested a record R18.7-billion in the six months to September 30, 2014 on MDS projects and the group expected to spend a record R33-billion for
the year as a whole. Speaking at the groupfs interim results, Gama said memorandums of understanding had been signed with a number of coal miners in the Waterberg and that it had already signed up commitments totalling 16-million tons, some of which would gcome on stream by as early as June 2016h.He indicated that TRF was gquite confidenth that the miners were serious about moving ahead with projects and said that its discussions were not limited to Exxaro, which was planning to expand its Grootegeluk operation and develop the proposed new Thabametsi mine. In fact, Gama specifically mentioned Sasol and Anglo American, which he said also had coal prospects in the territory. The group was also not overly concerned about prospects for future coal exports as a result of lower prices, which had declined from around $80/t last year to below $70/t currently. Its confidence stemmed primarily from an unfolding transition to take-or-pay contracts with some 30 coal exporters, which Transnet indicated would be concluded by the end of November. The ten-year contracts committed TFR to providing trains as contracted, or face financial penalties, while miners were obliged to pay for the service as contracted whether or not they had product to transport. Transnet signed its first long-term take-or-pay agreement with BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa (Becsa) in September. Under the arrangement, TFR would transport some 18-million tons of Becsa coal yearly along the coal export channel to the privately owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), in KwaZulu-Natal. The contract was said to be worth R24-billion deal. Group commercial executive Khomotso Phihlela said the other deals should be concluded by the end-of- November deadline, with agreements having been reached in principle with all but one large miner. Phihlela also revealed that the arrangement had facilitated the liberation of a further four-million tons of RBCT capacity for junior miners, which would raise the Quattro terminalfs overall capacity for smaller exporters to eight-million tons.

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>> No.120617  
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I thought that was a WEG from the thumbnail...

>> No.120618  

If it's good enough for the Frogs, it's good enough for the Saffers.

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139779 No.120598   [Reply]

Coca Cola? Wozzat?


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131461 No.120432   [Reply]
>prease buy our storen patents
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>> No.120571  
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You know that there are very good reasons for the differences in nose design, right? High speed isn't about aesthetics, but about aerodynamics; e.g. getting as little 'boom' from tunnels and reducing the air pressure of passing oncoming trains. That's how the Shinkansen are designed generally (after the 500, which was designed by Alexander Neumeister, a German who also did the ICE3 by the way), since the old Tokaido and Sanyō Shinkansen lines have quite narrow tunnels.

You want a 'nice design' for your high speed train? Get ready for low-high speed, big tunnels and/or duckfaces.

Also, the 500 is being killed off, as it's only in service on all-stops between Osaka and Hakata, in a shortened 8-car formation. They were not very successful technically (basically the JR East 209 Series of the Tōkaidō Shinkansen) and only nine were ever built. They also didn't perform well with the air pressure generated by its design.

Next to that, get your butt ready for the next generation. It's here~! 🎶

>> No.120579  

Didn't help that the 500s' price sticker didn't exactly show SPAR prices.

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I think in the end, it was really a war of aesthetics. The use of GTO propulsion meant that it was louder, less efficient and potentially less reliable (though a lot more durable) and having every single axle motored wasn't ideal for traction in the end. Still the bread winner in beautiful. iirc at some point it was also noted that due to the touchscreen and all that stuff, it was difficult to use for crew. Still sounds like a beast because of the GTO inverters though, a lot smoother and more rounded than the 300's inverter sound

But by that point, the 700 with IGBT inverters, a "better" nose, much improved energy efficiency and a less rounded interior. Some less than cited corners also say they wanted 340km/h out of it but due to issues like track curves, general noise and wear, it was never taken. More technically of course, they were probably just scared the inverters would pop because IGBTs are delicate like that unless you overspec them.

Then you just have the N700. It looks like something ahead of its time without being too dildo-like.

But after about 300km/h, air behaves a bit differently. Power consumption and noise dramatically increase as the train compresses the air in front, even when outside. You also get to diminishing returns with track and wire wear. Until a leap in engineering is...engineered, I don't think we'll see far past 360km/h in regular service, an area China abandoned and JR East still has trouble with, never mind the much stricter noise regulations the Shinkansen is subject to.

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>> No.120582  

Sounds like a gunshot to me.

>> No.120583  

So are you saying the Koreans trying to break 400km/h is not a significant advancement.

>inb4 jap v. korean argument
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Wanting to go past 400km/h for a few runs and actually doing it every 5 minutes are different things. It remains to be a great engineering challenge which is otherwise difficult to justify with conventional rails.
KTX-III might be designed for 430km/h but the Koreans themselves said they wanted to cap regular service at 370km/h. In terms of power, the prototype already packs a punch.
The constraints also become apparent as it takes a sweet time accelerating past 300km/h indicating gear ratio is irrelevant. A typical modern high speed train does not have to run at full notch around 300km/h either. The largest drains are during acceleration.
Then there is the matter of pathways - discrepancies in speed mean you can't run as many trains.

>> No.120585  

Does any network out of Japan really need the 5 minute headway conditions though?

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There is a reason why this thing is being built.

>> No.120588  

Guns are almost impossible to get for public use in Japan.
Probably a very hars tunnel boom, given how similar it sounds to the 200 coming thoguht the tunnel

>> No.120589  


Nope. Gunshot. There are guns in the countryside and gun clubs. Very regulated, but they are there. Someone has got to shoot the deers, bears and boars and it ain't the army or the cops that'll do it. Also, it can be a small explosion to keep birds away from a orchard or something.

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549955 No.120505   [Reply]

Is there a more satisfying feeling than building up a train and leaving it with a shittiest most god awful, poor running, rough riding, loud, stifling engine filled with garbage for the gold bricking crew from another terminal to take back home?

I don't think so. :)

Pic related. These things are so awful.

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>> No.120546  

>>120505 -- And of course ol' Ronk-Ronk was all that was at hand?

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I didn't care. I didn't need to ride the thing for 10+ hours. Just pull a grain elevator with it.

I really don't hardly ever take pictures at work, but since I'm out of probation now, I'm feeling a little more reckless. :P

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>> No.120551  

Why the hell is there a BCRail unit all the way down south?


>taking a pic of the cab

Enjoy the FRA raping your ass.

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>Not noting the speedometer.

It's not prohibited on a stopped locomotive.

>> No.120563  

I'm a Eurofag and this chart looks completely retarded to me. You'd think that the FRA knows that the most important measure that you can take in order to reduce accidents is to not hire drivers with an IQ below 90, to not pay them shit wages and to not treat them like complete shit.

>> No.120564  

Railroad workers are pretty well treated and most of them are pretty smart (although there are a lot lazy assholes) but that won't stop the FRA from regulating every breath an engineer takes.

>> No.120566  

>>120563 My good Sir: you just discovered the flip side of the "American way."

>> No.120574  

On a moving train
Can't use radio....

>> No.120576  

Full rule specifies a radio does not count.


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